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Agricultural use assessment in Md.

Thursday, January 28, 2021 Lauren Bunting

The preservation

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VA Loan obtainable through mortgage companies, banks

Thursday, January 21, 2021 Lauren Bunting

Most people are familiar with the VA Loan, which is a loan program through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Consumers protected from misconduct with Guaranty

Thursday, January 14, 2021 Lauren Bunting

The Maryland Real Estate Commission is the regulatory agency that provides licenses to real estate brokers and agents.

Its office receives 400-500 consumer complaints annually.

Maryland Real Estate Commission is a special funded entity in which license fees fund its operations as well as the Real Estate Guaranty Fund.

Maryland Realtors have provided

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Real estate market closes strong despite 2020 chaos

Thursday, January 07, 2021 Lauren Bunting

The year 2020 in real estate ended very strong. Here’s an “at a glance” recap of some of the various market stats.

• The average sales prices varied monthly throughout the year, but June had the highest sales price average increase for Worcester county at 20 percent higher than last year,

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Real estate year-end observations

Thursday, December 24, 2020 Lauren Bunting

This year has produced noticeable real estate market shifts, and in many cases the surge in real estate demand was fueled by the effects of covid-19.

Here on the shore, we saw increases in feeder market sales due to the consumers desire to have a safe, drive-to vacation spot.

Various other factors

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Critical Area Program helps protect fish, plant habitats

Thursday, December 17, 2020 Lauren Bunting

Worcester County’s Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Program, which was adopted in 1990, accommodates future growth within the Critical Area, while providing for conservation of fish, wildlife and plant habitats, and minimizing adverse water

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Record-setting low interest rates benefit home buyers

Thursday, December 10, 2020 Lauren Bunting

There are so many advantages to owning your own home, and even with prices on the rise, affording a new home may be easier than you think due to continued record-setting low interest

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Property restrictions special exception or variance option

Thursday, December 03, 2020 Lauren Bunting

When it comes to restrictions that local governments impose on property, there are avenues such as a variance or a special exception that owners can pursue to request changes, but the two are

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Water quality test important for homes with private wells

Thursday, November 26, 2020 Lauren Bunting

An important inspection for homes, especially those on a private well water supply, is the water quality test.

This test usually covers bacterial, chemical and lead testing in our area. These water tests include results on: coliform, e-coli, nitrates/nitrites, sand, turbidity, pH, chlorine, iron and lead.

It is not common to find

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Beat other buyers in multiple bid situations

Thursday, November 19, 2020 Lauren Bunting

In a strong real estate market with lower inventory, we are experiencing numerous multiple offer situations, especially on the lower price point category of homes that first-time homebuyers would be seeking.

So how can a first-time homebuyer strengthen their chances of beating out other buyers?

This is one of the hardest, but

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Different levels of insurance policy coverage

Thursday, November 12, 2020 Lauren Bunting

Most commonly used in the state of Maryland to protect a buyer and ensure that title to a property is clear and marketable in a real estate transaction, is the purchase of a

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Home smoke alarm requirements

Thursday, November 05, 2020 Lauren Bunting

Homeowners in the state of Maryland should be aware that as of Jan. 1, 2018, there were new residential smoke alarm requirements put into place, as per a bill passed by the Maryland

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Undersupply of homes sets up bidding wars

Thursday, October 29, 2020 Lauren Bunting

With two months left in this bizarre 2020, and the continuation of a very strong sellers market, many buyers are asking what impact continued economic uncertainty could have on home prices and will

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ReStores offer discounted home furniture, appliances

Thursday, October 22, 2020 Lauren Bunting

Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County operates a ReStore located at 9026 Worcester Highway in Berlin.

The

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Lenders seek verification of cash deposits in accounts

Thursday, October 15, 2020 Lauren Bunting

Cash may be king in a sellers’ market, but buyers need to understand that the same is not true with financial institutions.

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